Internet of Manufacturing Midwest
3rd annual
Swissotel, Chicago

Our Advisory Board

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Babu Kuttala
Global Vice President - Advance Analytics & Artificial Intelligence, ABB
Billy Taylor
Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion | Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Erika Jefferson
President & Founder | Black Women in Science and Engineering (BWISE)
Fabian Alefeld
Additive Minds Manager – Consulting, EOS North America
Graham Immerman
Director of Marketing, MachineMetrics
Gustavo Chohfi
Director - Manufacturing Quality | Whirpool
Haresh Malkani
Chief Technology Officer, Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII)
Raquel Tamez
Chief Executive Officer | Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers
Rebecca R. Taylor
Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships | National Center for Manufacturing Sciences
Seth McDonald
Quality and Manufacturing Innovation Digital Director, GE Aviation
Susanne Lauda
Director, Global Advanced Manufacturing Technology | AGCO Corporation

Testimonials from the Board

Technologies like IoT, blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI) and robotic process automation (RPA) are increasingly converging under a single digital disruption umbrella. The changing requirements of connected devices such as throughput and power consumption, have resulted in the need to redesign communication networks from a ’one-size-fits-all‘ concept into networks with flexible characteristics.

New privacy concerns, especially in Europe, where recent regulations relating to personal data protection rights may result in companies avoiding the transfer of raw data into the public cloud. We therefore expect organizations to increasingly adopt edge of network processing systems. I look forward to the discussion at IoT Build on how industry leaders approach the development of fully integrated ‘Intelligent Automation’ solutions

Aleksander Poniewierski, Partner / Global IoT Leader, Ernst & Young

Although still in relative infancy, the IoT market is maturing quickly. The architecture has evolved from cloud-based systems centrally aggregating data to data analytics at the edge. Security remains a top concern in 2018, and an obstacle for wider adoption and rollout of IoT. Business priorities will be fine-tuned as companies use device data to gain operational insights. We predict companies will adopt fluid computing technologies to cement the business transformation IoT has promised and solve challenges around safety, security, and performance.

IoT Build is a premier event to network with the organizations leading these IoT trends. Whether you are shopping for an IoT platform, seeking partners to build out your ecosystem, or just trying to network with early adopters in IoT, IoT Build is the place to do it!

Amanda Lowe, ‎Director, Product Marketing, IoT, Wind River

IoT and digital technologies are playing a key role in the transition to clean energy. We're already seeing the early stages of implementation, but it's critical that early adopters share their experiences and collect results. I'm looking forward to hearing about new use cases and innovation across industries at IoT Build.

Julia Attwood, Associate, Emerging Technologies, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

The IoT platforms market is now developing quickly, with approaching 500 different platforms now available and there is no real sign of consolidation any time soon. Indeed, what we are now seeing is increasing specialization is particular verticals or IoT “spaces”. At the same time, IoT platforms are becoming a key starting point for developing IoT solutions.

IoT Build is designed to make sense of this and provide practical guidelines for selecting the right platform for particular application needs.

Robin Duke-Woolley, Founder, Beecham Research